We are currently booked at the RIU Guanacaste coming in next week, BUT after all the terrible reviews we are re-thinking our decision and maybe going to the RIU Palace instead. We have a couple questions....do the locals get to come in on the weekends? How are the cleanliness of the linens and bedding. Are there bathrooms near the pools? Are children allowed in the swim up bar? Do they push two beds together to make one or is it a true king bed? Did they keep the mini bar stocked? Do they offer top shelf alcohol? What is the cost per person to upgrade to the RIU Palace? Any input with this hotel verses the other would be greatly appreciated!
How long is the beach at the RIU? Can you get a good walk in? Also, is the water nice and clear?
Some booking sites give a warning of no alcohol served from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. Can anyone confirm this?